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DEF LEPPARD's Tour With JOURNEY To Be Announced This Week?

**UPDATE**: In an interview with the Rock Titan web site conducted this past week, DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen shot down speculation about a 2018 tour with JOURNEY, saying (see video below): "I don't think that tour is gonna happen. It's something that's been talked about, but I'm not sure anything has ever really been ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'I Became Famous Without Asking For It'

Michael Schenker says he "became famous without asking for it." The legendary German guitarist, who first appeared on SCORPIONS' 1972 "Lonesome Crow" debut, earned acclaim in the 1970s on classic UFO albums such as "Phenomenon" and "Lights Out" before rejoining SCORPIONS for 1979's "Lovedrive". He departed soon thereafter to launch MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP. And while ...

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Guitar Lesson With MICHAEL SCHENKER (Video)

France's Guitare Xtreme magazine has uploaded a video guitar lesson with legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker. Featured songs include "Rock Bottom", "Live And Let Live" and "Captain Nemo". Check it out below. "Resurrection", the new album from Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, will be released on March 2 via Nuclear Blast. The disc, ...

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MARCO MENDOZA: 'Viva La Rock' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By GUNS N' ROSES, Ex-WHITE LION Members

Marco Mendoza will release his long-awaited new solo album, "Viva La Rock", on March 2, 2018 via Mighty Music. The disc was recorded in Copenhagen with the multi-talented producer and guitar player Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) at the helm. The Søren/Mendoza collaboration proved to be the right way forward with the chemistry exploding ...

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JOURNEY Guitarist NEAL SCHON Releases Holiday EP

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has released his first-ever holiday EP that includes "Ave Maria", "Can't Help Falling In Love" and instrumental renditions of JOURNEY hits "Open Arms" and "Faithfully". Schon founded JOURNEY in 1972 and has been the only consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date. He is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST To Release 'Resurrection' Album In March; Video For 'Warrior' Single Available

"Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, will be released on March 2, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schön ...

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STEVE VAI Teams Up With MASCOT LABEL GROUP For FAVORED NATIONS RECORDS

Mascot Label Group has announced a new and exciting alliance with guitar legend Steve Vai's Favored Nations Records label. This strategic partnership is a reflection of the synergy created by the respect that Vai's Favored Nations has garnered as the record industry's leading boutique guitar-oriented recording label, and the strength offered by Mascot Label Group ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On SHATTERED FORTRESS Tour: 'It Is Very Possible I'll Never Play Some Of These Songs Ever Again'

Mike Portnoy has posted a video recap of the just-completed SHATTERED FORTRESS tour during which he performed DREAM THEATER's "12 Step Suite" in its entirety for the first time ever. The music documents the drummer's battle with alcoholism, and is an ensemble of five songs recorded by DREAM THEATER from 2002 to 2009, with titles ...

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Original ALICE COOPER Members Reunite On Stage In Leeds (Video)

Three members of the original ALICE COOPER band have joined him on tour in the U.K., returning to the shores 46 years after they first shocked and enthralled fans on their historic 1971 tour. Fan-filmed video footage of bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith performing with Cooper on November 11 at ...

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Psychotic Symphony - SONS OF APOLLO

Since leaving DREAM THEATER seven years ago, Mike Portnoy has been remarkably prolific, having formed several supergroups (THE WINERY DOGS, FLYING COLORS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) while continuing to serve as Neal Morse's percussionist-in-crime on multiple albums and tours. In addition, he's toured extensively with TWISTED SISTER and AVENGED SEVENFOLD; he's recorded and performed with ADRENALINE MOB ...

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DEVILDRIVER Guitarist Says Outlaw Country Covers Album 'Came Out Way Cooler' Than He Expected

DEVILDRIVER guitarist Mike Spreitzer spoke to Metal Wani about the band's upcoming outlaw country covers album, "Outlaws Till The End", which is tentatively due in early 2018. The disc will reportedly contain versions of thirteen tracks by some of the best outlaw country artists, including Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Paycheck. ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On SONS OF APOLLO: 'It's The Way It Was In DREAM THEATER Where I'm Calling The Shots And I'm In Control'

OD from Parisian radio station Morow recently conducted an interview with Mike Portnoy about the former DREAM THEATER drummer's new band, SONS OF APOLLO. SONS OF APOLLO features Portnoy alongside his former DREAM THEATER bandmate, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, ...

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Paranormal - ALICE COOPER

Alice Cooper's first studio release in six years shares many of the same elements as 2011's "Welcome 2 My Nightmare", which was a reimagination of Alice's first solo effort, 1975's "Welcome to My Nightmare". The album was intended as a collection of standalone songs to contrast with the previous "concept" offering, and on it, original ...

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Dimension Hatröss - VOIVOD

I'm going to ask for your indulgence and forgiveness for this review's blatantly personal tone. If you've been reading my writing, you're used to it already when it comes to VOIVOD. This is a band that has affected my core as much as much my ears since 1987 when a longtime buddy placed the cassettes ...

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WARBEAST Releases 'Hitchhiker' 18-Minute Horror Movie

"Hitchhiker", the new video from Texas thrashers WARBEAST, can be seen below. The tune, delivered as an eighteen-minute horror movie, is based on Edwin Neal's character in the original "Texas Chain Saw Massacre". States WARBEAST vocalist Bruce Corbitt: "I've actually had this idea of using Ed Neal for a music video for a long time. ...

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Resurrected DIRGE WITHIN Plays First Comeback Concert (Video)

Resurrected Chicago metallers DIRGE WITHIN played their first comeback concert this past Saturday, August 5 at Route 20 at Route 20 in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. Video footage of the gig can be seen below. DIRGE WITHIN in June released a new version of the song "Memories". The track was mixed by Joel Wanasek, who has previously ...

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ALICE COOPER: 'Paranormal' Track-By-Track Interview

A track-by-track interview with legendary rocker Alice Cooper about his new album, "Paranormal", can be seen in the YouTube playlist below. Released on July 28 via earMUSIC, the disc features two songs written and recorded with the original members of the ALICE COOPER band and also has guest appearances by ZZ TOP guitarist Billy Gibbons, ...

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ALICE COOPER: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Paranormal' Album

Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on Alice Cooper's new album, "Paranormal", can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Due on July 28 via earMUSIC, the disc features two songs written and recorded with the original members of the ALICE COOPER band and also has guest appearances by ZZ ...

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ALICE COOPER: Official Lyric Video For New Song 'Paranormal'

The official lyric video for Alice Cooper's new song "Paranormal" can be seen below. The song is the title track of his new album, which will be released on July 28 via earMUSIC. As previously announced, "Paranormal" features two songs written and recorded with the original members of the ALICE COOPER band and also has ...

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